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feeling in washington right now that hey the president won he won a plurality of the electoral votes, by 4% in the popular vote, maybe don't touch medicaid these sacred cows as they're called. >> he campaigned oh on a balanced approach, and a balanced approach includes entitlement reduction. i think you've got some progressives who understand that if the medicare, medicaid isn't reigned in somehow that it will eat you the rest of the budget and there won't be any money left for the things that progressives want. i think he's got some bargaining power on the left, as well as on the right and to get 218 votes in the house he needs to get 30-35 republican votes and then the democrats can pay us the rest of it, if it's a deal that much to the democratic's liking that he only needs to shave off you know, three dozen republicans. that would be a deal weighted toward the democrats. will the republicans then totally resist? you know, nobody's ever gone broke underestimating republican obstructionism. >> that's for sure. is a listen to you though, as i listen to you the grand bargain was on the tab
lobbying organizations in washington d.c. according to grover norquist 219 house members and 39 senators have signed americans for tax reform's no new taxes pledge. grover norquist's pledge. but now with the fiscal cliff looming, lawmakers who were once staunchly against raising revenues seem to be changing their tone a little bit. and grover norquist's influence may be fading fast. >> fewer and fewer people are signing this pledge. >> the pledge is dead. >> i'm not saying it's dead but i am saying the majority of members of congress see the fiscal cliff we want to sit down and we want to get something worked out. >> if you appropriate some of the money you achieved by eliminating deductions and loopholes to the national debt, even though that may technically violate the pledge, sign me up. that's a reasonable accommodation for a republican to make. >> jennifer: for the record, that was senators john mccain and lindsey graham so the question is this grover norquist's last stand? here with an answer is donnie fo
that all over washington, d.c. today. there are major issues the white house and congress have to confront immediately, like the looming fiscal cliff and avoiding that disaster is going to require both sides to compromise. president obama in his victory speech made it very clear where he stands. >> obama: you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. and in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> jennifer: and so despite everything i said in the first block, actually there was hope today. you had house speaker john boehner who actually opened a door that many people thought was shut. >> for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> jennifer: what? so does speaker boehner mean what he says? here to answer that question and more, is host of "viewpoint," and former new york governor eliot
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